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Transcript: Transcript for 11/06/2020 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee

Items
Note No. Item

(09:30)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1 The Chair welcomed Members to the virtual meeting.

 

(09:30 - 10:15)

2.

COVID-19: Scrutiny session with the Welsh Government

Lesley Griffiths MS, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs

Gian Marco Currado, Director, Environment & Marine

Christianne Glossop, Chief Veterinary Officer

John Howells, Director Climate Change, Energy and Planning

Dean Medcraft, Director- Finance & Operations

Keith Smyton, Head of Food Division

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 Members questioned the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs and her officials about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the agriculture sector, food and animal welfare, and her department’s response to date to the pandemic.

 

(10.30 - 11.15)

3.

COVID-19: Continuation of Scrutiny session with the Welsh Government

Lesley Griffiths MS, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs

Gian Marco Currado, Director, Environment & Marine

Christianne Glossop, Chief Veterinary Officer

John Howells, Director Climate Change, Energy and Planning

Dean Medcraft, Director- Finance & Operations

Keith Smyton, Head of Food Division

 

Minutes:

3.1 Members continued to question the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs and her officials about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the agriculture sector, food and animal welfare, and her department’s response to date to the pandemic.

 

4.

Papers to note

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee noted the papers.

4.1

Letter to the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs - follow-up to evidence session of 7 May

Supporting documents:

4.2

Correspondence from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs on the Legislative Consent Memorandum in relation to the UK Environment Bill

Supporting documents:

5.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 (vi) and (ix) to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting

Minutes:

5.1 The motion was agreed.

6.

COVID-19: Consideration of evidence received

Minutes:

6.1 Members considered the evidence heard during the scrutiny sessions. They agreed to write to the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs to request further information on some of the issues raised.

 

7.

Discussion on the Committee's Forward Work Programme

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee discussed and agreed its Forward Work Programme.

 

 

 

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